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[fleks-tahym] /ˈflɛksˌtaɪm/
a system of working that allows an employee to choose, within limits, the hours for starting and leaving work each day.
Also, flexitime
[flek-si-tahym] /ˈflɛk sɪˌtaɪm/ (Show IPA)
Origin of flextime
1970-75; flex2 + time
Related forms
flextimer, flexitimer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for flextime
  • These alternatives take two forms, with some variations: flextime with credit hours and compressed work schedules.
  • flextime can be offered to all employees, which is commonly done.
  • Other executive orders address job sharing and flextime for employees in the state personnel system.
British Dictionary definitions for flextime


a system permitting flexibility of working hours at the beginning or end of the day, provided an agreed period of each day (core time) is spent at work
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Word Origin and History for flextime

1972, translating German Gleitzeit "sliding time." See flex + time (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for flextime



Flexible working time that varies as to hours and days worked: flextime for working mothers and fathers in business

[1970s+; fr the trademark of a device used to record the hours an employee works]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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